Halo Infinite Desync Issue Discovered by Players. 343 Responds

Published: December 2, 2021 6:12 PM /


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A Halo Infinite desync issue has been discovered by players and it could be a clue to the hit registration problems some players have been dealing with, but there's good news: 343 Industries has been made aware of the situation.

Halo Infinite launched its free-to-play multiplayer experience not too long ago. Some players felt that the Battle Pass was a little too grindy, but 343 has responded to the situation by buffing Battle Pass XP and further boosting XP progression.

Some players have been banking on that exact same responsiveness to critical issues in a Reddit submission which highlighted a Halo Infinite desync problem. Fortunately, 343 Industries has acknowledged the issue and it's going to get some serious investigation.

What's the Halo Infinite Desync Issue?

The Halo Infinite desync issue is explained in a video tutorial by Timbouton on YouTube. Some players had noticed desync problems during early tests, but this appears to be the first method for reliably replicating the desync effect.

A portion of that tutorial video was submitted to the Halo Infinite subreddit where it got a fair amount of traction. Happily, it also garnered a response from 343 industries.

"Hey [all], Brian from the Sandbox team [,]" read a comment from Halo Infinite Senior Sandbox Designer Brian Berryhill. "Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated this thread. The discussion and videos were very thorough and the steps to reproduce make it easy for us to verify the problem in retail. I sent the 'How To' video over to the UCN (networking) Devs and we're having the Test team look into this internally. If we can repro the issue with our latest internal builds, we'll get a bug triaged for it and start doing a deeper dive on it."

"Thank you for bringing it to our attention with such a detailed post," Berryhill's comment continued. "We hope you know we read as much as we can from you all, so being as detailed/specific as possible with feedback always helps!"

"Desync," in technical terms, means that your game client and the server aren't properly synchronized. As seen in the (rather extreme) case in the tutorial video, this can result in the player being in one place on their end whereas the server recognizes them as being somewhere else entirely. Critically, this Halo Infinite desync issue could lead to clues about hit registration issues that have been reported by some players on Reddit (submission #1, submission #2) and elsewhere.

Hopefully, 343's investigation of this problem will lead to a better online experience for all. You can enjoy the newest multiplayer Halo experience by playing Halo Infinite multiplayer for free on PC and Xbox via its official website.

Have you experienced Halo Infinite desync or hit registration issues? How does this new game's online experience compare to past releases? Let us know in the comments below!

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